For more information on any Mentor Program, contact
Jennifer Nocerino

Mentor Programs

Mentor programs are a great way to make contacts and learn about job opportunities in your field of interest.


Careers Roundtable Discussions Mentors

Sun., 22 Oct., 10:00 a.m.-noon
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 201A

Looking for a job — now or in the future?

Join this group of mentors for one-on-one career advice, networking opportunities, and job-market perspectives. They represent a broad range of geoscience-related professions, including academics, industry, and government agencies. This FREE come-and-go event is open to everyone. Registration not required.

This year's Careers Roundtable Mentors:
Allyson Anderson, Dave Applegate, Eric Bear, Paul Doss, Mark Eisner, Martha Garcia, Frank Getchell, Elizabeth Haynes, Jill Karsten, Steve Kluge, Rosaly Lopes, Peter Folger, Jason Petula, Lisa Rossbacher, Dallas Rhodes, Marilyn Suiter, John Waugh

Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology

Tues., 24 Oct., noon-3:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Pursuing a Hydrogeology Career Path?

The Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program underwrites the cost for up to 25 students to attend the distinguished Hydrogeology Division Luncheon and Awards Presentation. That's right — no cost to students.

Eligible students are those who have:

  1. checked the box on their membership application indicating their professional interest in hydrology / hydrogeology, AND
  2. registered for the Annual Meeting by 15 September 2006.

The lucky recipients of these tickets will have the chance to meet with some of the nation's most distinguished hydrogeologists. FREE tickets will be awarded to the first 25 students who respond to an e-mail invitation, based on the eligibility criteria above. Registration required.

This year's Mann Mentors:
Northeastern North-Central Southeastern
G. Patrick Bowling, Mark W. Eisner, Grank Getchell, Benjamin G. Greeley, Donald D. Machusak, Michael W. Smith, Susan G. Price Scott Blanchard, Ralph J. Haefner, Claire Hruby, Chris Kenah, Rodney A. Sheets, James T. Wood Kyle M. Champion, Dawn E. James, Todd K. Kafka, Richard A. Mann, Randal Rogers

Geology in Government Mentors

Sponsored by the
U.S. Geological Survey

Mon., 23 Oct. 2006, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Salon F

A FREE lunch for undergraduate and graduate students will be held at GSA's Philadelphia meeting. This popular annual event will feature a select panel of mentors [ view mentors ] representing various government agencies. Mentors will invite questions from the students, offer advice about preparing for a career, and comment on the prospects for current and future job opportunities within their agencies. Registration not required. Every student registered for the Annual Meeting will receive a ticket to this event along with their badge; however, attendance is limited, so arrive early!

This year's Geology in Government Mentors:
Allyson Anderson, AGI Congressional Fellow
Maureen Bottrell, Geologist/Forensic Examiner, Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
Martha Garcia, USGS Program Coordinator
Bruce Heise, Geologist, Geologic Resources Division, National Park Service
Jason Petula, K-12 Teacher, Tunkhannock Area High School
James Robertson, Director, Wisconsin Geological Survey
Marilyn Suiter, Geologist, Program Director, Education & Human Resources Directorate